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Recently, I was reviewing pictures of the north-facing, shady side of our garden and I was struck by how quickly our privacy hedge filled in. Sometimes big projects in the garden, like adding a privacy hedge down the length of the property, can be overwhelming when you think it will take so long for the small plants you can afford to buy to fill in. But I think my experience shows that you just need to get started and you will accomplish what you want before you know it!
In the almost 8 years that my husband and I have been living in our current home, deer have only come in our backyard 4 or 5 times. Until this year...
Our backyard is completely fenced in, but it is only a post and rail fence (with chicken wire on it to keep the rabbits out) and is about three and a half feet tall. However, most of the backyard has trees or shrubs around the perimeter against the fence. I have read that deer won't jump a fence if they can't clearly see where…Continue